Tagged with ariane zurcher

#unspokendoc

#unspokendoc

{image is a gorgeous photo of Emma Zurcher-Long, a beautiful 13 year-old girl, gleefully running through Central Park. The text reads, “Autism was not something parents wanted to hear. But I hope that will change when more people get to know someone like me.” Click on the photo to learn more about Emma’s project of … Continue reading

proof

proof

– Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our limited experience is absurd. ~ Annie Besant “Worrying that I will not be thought intelligent.  I am considered stupid by people who don’t know better.” ~ Emma from Emma’s Hope Book in Talking is Hard – The … Continue reading

this is autism – flashblog

– As you may know, there’s a flashblog happening today called This is Autism, in response to Suzanne Wright’s recent repeated use of the phrase in last week’s Autism Speaks to Washington: A Call to Action. The request for submissions reads as follows: Tell us what “This is Autism” means to you. You can write … Continue reading

on being heard – with barb rentenbach


* As you may recall, last week was an eventful one here at Diary. The Reader’s Digest version goes something like this … I wrote a post called Rethinking Functional Behavior and the Tyranny of Made-up Deadlines. In that post, I cited my new favorite author and friend, Barb Rentenbach. In so doing, I unwittingly … Continue reading

the silence of our friends

There will always be those who are unable to see beyond their own limited parameters of what qualifies as communication, but there will also, thank God, be people like Barb [Rentenbach] (and Carly Fleischmann and countless others), who continue to show us what is possible when we are willing and able to open our minds. … Continue reading